Reimagining The Way We Trade: Asia Pacific’s Trade Secrets
Sep 02, 2020
The Asia Pacific region is home to many of the world’s most competitive economies, such as Japan and South Korea. While Canada has a number of free trade agreements with nations in this region – including the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – many domestic businesses have not taken advantage of these markets because they are traditionally export-driven.
Today, with the COVID-19 pandemic slowing the region’s exports, that story is changing. Now there is a window for Canadian businesses to enter these markets and capitalize on trade agreements perhaps underutilized before. To help explore what opportunities exist for Canadian businesses, and why these markets are now ripe for the picking, hear from an expert panel with trade experience in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The panel will also take questions from the audience.
When: Wednesday, September 2 @ 9:00 a.m.
Christine Nakamura, Vice-President, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
George W. H. Reid, Partner, Bennett Jones
David Worts, Executive Director, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Canada & Chair, Japan Society
Leigh Smout, President, World Trade Centre Toronto
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.